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International Award for Research in Health Sciences

Juan Jacobo Muñoz

Learn about the Award


Winning Work:

COP $ 30,000,000 (PHP 513,220) (*)

Second Place:

COP $ 10,000,000 (PHP 171,072 ) (*)

Third Place:

COP $ 5,000,000 (PHP 85,542 ) (*)

(*) Prizes are established in Colombian Peso. The figure reflects its conversion to Philipine Peso at March 21 2019

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About the International Award for Research in Health Sciences Juan Jacobo Muñoz

Keralty wanted to honor the memory of Doctor Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado, establishing the International Award for Research in Health Sciences   which bears his name, to which all health professionals who provide their services to the companies of said organization are invited to participate.

With great enthusiasm we announce the beginning of the   XX edition of the International Award in Health Sciences Juan Jacobo Muñoz   and we wish to invite you to apply for your research work between June 1 and June 30, 2019.


This award, created in 1998, is awarded annually to the best scientific research for the benefit of national and international medicine, which has been developed by health professionals linked to the provision of services to users of companies   Keralty in Colombia, Brazil, United States of America, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico and the Philippines.


The objectives of the Juan Jacobo Muñoz International Health Sciences Award are:   i) Encourage research and work in health sciences; ii) Promote the development of knowledge;   iii )   Reduce the gap between research and practice and   iv )   Claim the role of the professional in the country as a researcher and academic actor in our society.


Research can be developed in any of the fields of health sciences and will be recognized the 3 best jobs with cash prizes of:


To learn more about the rules of the   International Health Sciences Award Juan Jacobo Muñoz , we invite you to consult the site . You can also send your inquiry to the email   or communicate through telephone +57 (1) 594 8650 | Ext.5715593 and +57 (1) 646 6060 | Ext. 5711704.

We want it to be part of the vanguard of health professionals who every day seek new ways of progress in the field of scientific knowledge.

Bases of the Research Contest

  1. The "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" International Health Sciences Research Award will be eligible for research works that meet the following requirements:

    • To be a research work in health sciences, of scientific interest, that contributes to knowledge. The theme is free and there are no categories.

    • Be an original work of unprecedented character. We accept works whose partial results have been previously reported in Congresses or Scientific Meetings. Book chapters, monographs and non-systematic bibliographic review works are excluded.


  1. The works must have been carried out by health professionals belonging to any of the medical cadres and companies of Keralty (Colsanitas, Medisanitas, EPS Sanitas, Sanitas Venezuela, Medisanitas Brazil, Sanitas Peru EPS, Sanitas USA) or professionals in the area. of health linked to or working in the Sanitas University Foundation or in the provision of health services of any of the Clinisanitas, Clinics and institutions of said business group.


  1. The works cannot participate simultaneously in another contest. They can participate jobs that have competed in previous editions of the International Prize for Research in Health Sciences "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" if it not be published and would not have been successful candidates.


  1. The participating works may be published, optionally, in the Medical Journal Sanitas if that is the interest of the author (s). In such case, they would be submitted for publication to the Editorial Committee of said journal, after which they would follow the process defined by it for that purpose.


  1. To participate in the prize the authors must deliver, for each participant work, the following envelopes with their respective documents in the office of the Research Unit of the Sanitas University Foundation, during the period between July 1 and July 19 of the corresponding year:


Envelope 1:

One (1) printed copy and two (2) copies in magnetic medium, in PDF format, of the original document whose content must conform to the Rules of Presentation of the Scientific Work described in the award regulations.

  • The title of the work should be short, with a maximum of 40 characters (including letters and spaces) and should reflect the content of the work.

  • The work must be signed with the pseudonym

  • The text must be written in double space, type Arial font, with a font size of 12 points.

  • The name (s) of the assistance institution (s) and / or academic (s) related to the research must be omitted from the text of the document.

Envelope 2:

  • Letter of introduction where the full name of the work and the name (s) of the author (s) are registered. This letter must be signed by all authors. In the same duty must be expressed clearly, that the manuscript sent has been viewed and reviewed by all of them and must be specified whether or not they have an interest in the work being published in the Medical Journal Sanitas.

  • Resume of the authors in the format defined in separate envelopes, stamped, marked and signed with the pseudonym. Resume format of the authors.

  • Data of the correspondent: Full name, address, telephone, fax, email

  • Certification of non-publication: Letter signed by all authors, stating that the work has not been published.

  • Letter of approval of the Committee of Ethics in Research, according to Resolution 8430 of 1993.

  • Informed consent (if used): Format used and representative sample of 10% of the obtained consent, filled out. If the consent was verbal, the contact data of the subjects participating in the study should be included.

  • Financing source report.

  • If it was an investigation with medicines in humans additionally the following documents should be included for the purpose of demonstrating good clinical practices: • BPC certificate of the researcher (s) • BPC certificate of the institution where it was carried out • Approval of the project delivered by INVIMA

  • If it was an investigation with live animals additionally it must have:• Approval of the Ministry of Public Health • Authorization of the Ministry of Public Health of the laboratory in which the research was carried out • Approval of the project by the Research Ethics Committee that includes in its members (one (1) veterinarian of the Colombian Agricultural Institute, one (1) representative of the Natural Resources Administrator Unit and one (1) representative of the Humane Society).

Envelope 3:

  • Transfer of copyrights in favor of the Sanitas University Foundation, to be published in the Sanitas Medical Journal, which must be signed by all the researchers who participated in the work. Model document for guarantees and assignment of copyrights in favor of the Sanitas University Foundation.

  • Original version of the article in magnetic medium and in Word format for publication in the Medical Journal Sanitas, written and structured according to the instructions for the authors of the Medical Journal Sanitas.


NOTE: The transfer of rights may be withdrawn by the author at any time.


This envelope only applies if the author wishes that the work be published in the Sanitas Medical Journal


NOTE: The author must keep a copy of the material sent since the works will not be returned to the researchers.


  1. As defined by the Jury for each edition of the prize works may be submitted to:

    • Evaluation of compliance with the rules of the contest at the time of delivery of the works.

    • Methodological evaluation performed by an external evaluator

    • Evaluation by an evaluating pair

    • Evaluation by the qualifying Jury


  1. Throughout the qualification process there will be no communication between the evaluators and the participants.


  1. After the award ceremony, a communication of gratitude will be sent to the other participants in which the names and authors of the winning works will be informed. Additionally, a written feedback will be given to the works that were not winners of the prize.


  1. The Sanitas University Foundation and the Sanitas Medical Journal assume no responsibility for the ideas presented by the authors. Likewise, it is not responsible for the indications or dosage schemes proposed by the authors with respect to drugs or therapeutic devices, or the adverse reactions that may arise from their use.

Regulations of the Research Contest



The Sanitas University Foundation has established the International Prize of Research in Health Sciences "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" in order to honor the memory of Dr. JUAN JACOBO MUÑOZ DELGADO and provide an incentive to health professionals linked to Keralty , who redouble their efforts to make medical research progress in our country, by awarding an annual prize consisting of a Diploma, which will credit the prize, along with a sum of cash for the three (3) best-qualified jobs. The Sanitas University Foundation awards the prize in the last quarter of each year, in a special session called for that purpose.




The International Health Sciences Research Award "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" each year will be convened through a public communication made by the Sanitas University Foundation on its website, posters, written communications to providers and general medical personnel linked Keralty. In these communications will announce its opening, date of closing of registrations, award date and value of the monetary sum to be awarded with the prize.





The award of the International Prize for Research in Health Sciences "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" l to make the Sanitas University Foundation, based on the written instructions of the Jury.





The International Health Sciences Research Prize "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado " will be awarded to health professionals who belong to any of the medical cadres and companies of Keralty (Colsanitas,Medisanitas , EPS Sanitas, Sanitas Venezuela, Medisanitas Brazil, La Positiva Sanitas Peru EPS, Sanitas USA , Sanitas Philippines ) or health professionals linked to or working in the Sanitas UniversityFoundation or in the provision of health services by any of the Clinisanitas , Clinics and Keralty institutions that have presented the work of greatest scientific merit in the area of ​​health, in the opinion of the jury appointed for that purpose.

In order to merit the "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" International Health Sciences Research Award, submitted papers may be submitted to one or more of the following evaluations as defined by the Jury for each Award Edition:



4.1. Evaluation of compliance with the rules of the contest at the time of delivery of the work: It will be carried out by the Evaluation Committee, in charge of verifying compliance with the contents that must be included in each of the envelopes and that are established in the present regulation. Check list contest bases.



4.2. Methodological evaluation: It will be carried out to all the works that comply with the contest rules and will be carried out by a recognized external evaluator, based on an evaluation instrument defined for that purpose. Format of the external evaluator for evaluation of research projects



4.3. Peer evaluation: It will be done to all the works that comply with the contest rules and will be carried out based on an evaluation instrument defined for that purpose, by a single evaluating pair, linked to some of the Keralty companies and with experience in the area of ​​knowledge related to work and scientific research. Format of peer evaluators for evaluation of research projects



4.4. Evaluation of the Jury: It will be done to the semifinalist works according to the attached table. This will be done by the members of the jury based on an assessment instrument defined for that purpose, considering the provisions of paragraph 7 of these regulations. Jury format for evaluation of research projects


For the above, once the call has been closed and before starting the evaluation process, the jury will define, in consideration of the volume of work received, the evaluations to which the participating works will be submitted, and the cut-off point that will be taken into account. to establish those that would pass to jury evaluation





In each edition of the International Award for Research in Health Sciences "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" three (3) works will be awarded as follows:


5.1. Certificate of recognition

5.2. Round trip transportation to and from the place of origin and accommodation in Bogota for the main authors, from work from other cities than Bogotá, so that they can attend the award ceremony

5.3. Sum of cash like this:

•           1st Position: The sum of $ 30,000,000

•           2nd. Position: The sum of $ 10'000,000

  •  Position: The sum of $ 5'000,000





The jury will consist of eleven (11) members, appointed by the Rector of the Sanitas University Foundation and the Presidency of Keralty , for a period of two (2) years, after which they may be re-elected indefinitely.


As established in its statutes that contain the guidelines related to the election and function of the jury, until the Keralty Presidency makes new appointments, the members of the jury are:


▪ Representative of the Muñoz Delgado family, permanent president of the Jury

▪ President of Compañía Colsanitas SA or its representative

▪ Representative of the Ethics area

▪ Rector of the Sanitas University Foundation or its representative

▪ Scientific Director of Clínica Colsanitas or its representative

▪ Representative of the Clinical Departments of Clínica Colsanitas SA

▪ Two (2) representatives of Basic Sciences of the Sanitas University Foundation

▪ Three (3) representatives of the doctors assigned to Colsanitas





The pre-finalist works must be analyzed in detail by at least 3 members of the Jury, independently, who will carry out the qualification using the Jury's Format for evaluation of research projects, which was defined based on the following criteria:


  • Quality of the proposal: Formulation and background of the research question: Score 30 points

  • Quality of the proposal: Coherence and methodological design: Score: 30 points

  • Presentation and quality of results: Score : 15 points

  • Impact: Score: 15 points

  • Degree of technical difficulty: Score: 10 points

If necessary, the Jury may resort to external peers to the jury, who are specialists in the topics of the finalist works, in order to broaden the evaluation of the scientific content of the works.


Subsequently, the finalist works will be analyzed in plenary by all the members of the Jury. The decisions of the Jury will be made by majority vote. From the decisions of the Jury will be drawn up an act that includes the table of qualification of each work. The minutes must be signed by all the members of the Jury and communicated to the Sanitas University Foundation.





The Sanitas University Foundation, before the written qualification of the Jury, will proceed to award the International Prize for Research in Health Sciences "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado"





If the jury of the International Prize for Health Sciences Research "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" estimates that the papers submitted for a year do not have sufficient merit to win the prize, it will ask the Sanitas University Foundation to declare the same desert for that year.





The publication in the Sanitas Medical Journal of the papers participating in the "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" International Health Sciences Research Award will be carried out as an option.


In accordance with the foregoing, the Sanitas University Foundation, by virtue of the transfer of copying rights that interested participants have made, will make the respective publication, after complying with the entire process defined by the Editorial Committee of the journal for that purpose.


In any case, authors who have assigned publication rights to the Sanitas Medical Journal may withdraw said assignment at any time, after notifying the Editorial Committee thereof, if the work has not been published.





Once awarded the International Prize for Research in Health Sciences "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" , the Sanitas University Foundation will award the work in the last quarter of the year, in a solemn ceremony to which the President is invited of the Republic of Colombia, Minister of Health and Education, Secretary of Health of the District as well as the President of the National Academy of Medicine, Rectors of Universities, President of Scientific Societies and Presidents and Directors of Keralty among other personalities. This delivery will be made with all the disclosure that merits the act.





Health professionals who belong to any of the medical cadres and companies of Keralty (Colsanitas, Medisanitas , EPS Sanitas, Sanitas Venezuela, Medisanitas Brazil, Sanitas Peru EPS and Sanitas USA) and health professionals linked to, or that they work in, the Sanitas University Foundation or in the provision of health services of any of the Clinisanitas , Clinics and institutions of Keralty .





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The work must adhere to the basic rules of the scientific method, respect the guidelines of good medical practice and conform to the rules of the contest for the International Prize for Research in Health Sciences "Juan Jacobo Muñoz Delgado" as well as the legal regulations valid for the presentation of scientific papers and the standards of good clinical practice.


In all cases, the author must follow the recommendations given in the INSTRUCTION FOR THE PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROJECTS (Colciencias), in the "SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE NORMS FOR HEALTH RESEARCH" Resolution 8430 of 1993 and in the competition rules.


If the work corresponds to an investigation with medicines in human beings, it must adhere to Resolution No. 2378 of June 27, 2008, through which the Ministry of Social Protection regulated what concerns the adoption of Good Clinical Practices for the institutions that conduct research with medicines in humans.


On the other hand, contestants who submit works in which the animals are subject to study should take into account the scientific, technical and administrative standards for health research defined in Resolution 8430 of 1993. Title V, Biomedical research in animals, as well as what is established for the use of live animals in experiments and research, defined in Law 84 of December 27, 1989. National Statute for the Protection of Animals.


In all cases the following must be considered for the presentation of the work:



14.1. Title: The title page should include the title of the work with a maximum of 40 characters, reflecting its content.



14.2. Summary: A structured summary of no more than 250 words should be included on a separate page, including: a synthesis of the problem to be investigated, the objectives of the study; research methodology used (selection of subjects, type and number of patients included, variables analyzed and methods to evaluate them); main results (including the magnitude of the effects and their statistical significance when applicable); and the most relevant conclusions drawn by the authors once the investigation is finished.



14.3. Keywords: After the summary, three (3) to ten (10) keywords related to the main topic of the article and that serve to index the document should be included. If possible, terms of the Medical Subject should be used Index (MeSH); if there are still suitable MeSH descriptors for newly introduced terms, these new terms can be used directly.



14.4. Text: The text should include the following chapters: Introduction, Problem Statement and Justification, Theoretical Framework, Methods, Ethical Considerations, Environmental Impact, Results and Discussion.



•           The Theoretical Framework and State of Art must synthesize the general theoretical context in which the theme of the proposal is located, the current state of knowledge of the problem (national and global) and the gaps that exist and the gap that is to be filled with the draft. It must also describe how it is intended to contribute to the solution or understanding of the problem, considering previous research.

•           In the Problem Statement and Justification (maximum 1000 words), the specific question to be answered with the study must be clearly formulated as well as a precise and complete description of the nature and magnitude of the problem, justifying the need for research according to the development of the country or its relevance worldwide.

•           The Objectives (Maximum 300 words) must be clearly related to the questions or hypothesis that you want to solve with the study. They must be clear and measurable. It is recommended to formulate a single general objective and the specific objectives necessary to achieve the general objective. The latter must be achievable with the proposed methodology.

•           The chapter of Methods (Maximum 3000 words) should show how each of the objectives will be achieved, reflecting the scientific rigor of the research process. The procedures, techniques, activities and other methodological strategies required for the investigation must be detailed. The process to follow in the collection of the information, as well as in the organization, systematization and analysis of the data, should be indicated.

•           For all studies involving people, medical records and human tissues, formal and documented ethical approval is required from an appropriately constituted Research Ethics Committee at the institution where the investigation is being conducted (it is recalled that the name of the research should not be explicit). institution) and / or the corresponding Scientific Society. This information must be mentioned within the Ethical Considerations together with that related to the obtaining of informed consent by the participants (when applicable).

•           The format used for this purpose and a representative sample of 10% of the obtained consent will be attached, filled out. In the case of verbal consent, the names and telephone numbers of the subjects participating in the study should be available for verification.

•           In human studies, the results should include a description of the demographic characteristics of the subjects involved.

•           All measurements must be recorded in conventional measurement units according to the International Measurement System. Tables and figures should also conform to these measures or be accompanied by a caption that contains a conversion factor.


14.5. References: References should be double-spaced and presented in the order in which they are cited in the article.


•           The style of the references must be in accordance with the uniformity requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals and defined in the Recommendations for conducting, reporting, editing and publishing academic papers in medical journals.

•           All authors must be mentioned when there are six or less, if there are seven or more, the first six must be cited and then "et al". References to personal communications, articles in preparation "or" submitted for publication "are not accepted.


14.6. Tables and Figures: Tables and figures must be accompanied by a title. The figures must be professionally designed and with clear symbols, letters and numbers.



•           They must be identified with the name of the author and the sequence number they carry within the manuscript. If photographs of patients are used, they should not be able to be recognized in them, otherwise they will have to be accompanied by a written authorization to be published.


•           The captions for the captions of the illustrations must be on a separate page and properly identified.


•           Each of the tables must be printed on separate sheets. They are numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text.


•           Each must have a short title and each column a short or abbreviated heading. If abbreviations are used in the table, they should be explained with a footnote.


•           Identify the statistical measurements of the variables used in the table, for example: standard deviation.



14.7. Abbreviations: In case they are considered necessary by the author, they must be preceded by the meaning of the same on the first occasion that appears within the text.


14.8. Drug Names: In general, the use of generic names should be preferred. When brand-name drugs have been used in an investigation, the trade name will be mentioned in parentheses in the Methods section. Providers of medications must be mentioned including company name and city


14.9. Permits: When material taken from other publications is included, reference should be made to the existence of a permit obtained from both the author and the publisher. In the case of material that has not yet been published, the authorization signed by at least one of the authors must be attached.

14.10. Copyrights: The author or authors interested in the publication of their work in the Sanitas Medical Journal must transfer to Sanitas University Foundation and to said journal the patrimonial rights of the authors of the submitted works. The Journal has the right of use, reproduction, transmission, distribution and publication in any form or medium, with the recognition of the corresponding authors. The authors cannot allow or authorize the use of scientific work by any other means without the written consent of the Sanitas Medical Journal. Moral rights are non-transferable and inalienable and will remain the property of him or the authors.

14.11. Conflict of Interest: The authors of research studies must declare, at the time of the submission of the work, any financial link with a company whose product appears prominently in the submitted article or with a company that produces competitive products. Also, if there is any other type of conflict of interest, be it commercial, academic or personal. In the same way, Keralty requires that the appointed jurors reveal any conflict of interest that may exist in relation to the evaluated work, which may arise when being involved in work that may compete with the article to be reviewed or having direct or indirect economic interests. in any of the areas treated